Why Our Private Retreats Should Be on Your Holiday Radar

This holiday season, feel the comfort of home plus the exhilaration of going somewhere new with your loved ones by staying with Four Seasons Private Retreats. Located in the world’s most sought-after destinations, each private villa and residence comes with a dedicated team ready to cater to your every need. Enjoy round-the-clock care from a personal concierge, family meals prepared by a private chef and expertly-crafted spaces both indoors and out.

Whether you’re planning for winter adventures during a festive mountain escape or looking to relax on a secluded tropical beach, you’re guaranteed to find the space, privacy and comfort you need to create new traditions and lasting memories.

Have a Mexican-style holiday in Punta Mita

A twinkling Christmas tree and stylish holiday décor will put you in a festive mood from the moment you walk into your oceanfront beach home, villa or residence at Four Seasons Private Retreats Punta Mita. With from three to five bedrooms, each villa and residence gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy the exciting seasonal programming at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico, while also having a private space to call your own. Host holiday meals on your pool terrace overlooking the ocean, savour a private tequila tasting guided by one of the Resort’s expert mixologists, or book an in-residence yoga session to start each morning off right. And when you feel like mixing it up, hop in your golf cart and head to the Resort for sunset bonfires, beachfront movie nights, festive piñata parties, special holiday menus and plenty of opportunities to celebrate with friends both old and new.

Party on the beach in Punta Mita

Add a touch of glamour at The Surf Club

There’s room for everyone at Four Seasons Private Retreats Surfside – including four-legged family members. Each one- to four-bedroom residences offer enough space for everyone to stretch out, plus space to come together to enjoy each other’s company. Enjoy views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows, sit down for a family meal in your fully equipped kitchen pre-stocked with all your favourites, and enjoy exclusive access to the legendary Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida and its world-class wellness and culinary options. It’s easy to get in the festive mood here, whether you’re sipping seasonal specialty cocktails by the pool at Winston’s On The Beach, listening to live holiday music every afternoon or sitting down in the palm-fringed Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club for an elegant holiday meal. And if you’re wanting a glamorous New Year’s Eve experience, look no further than the grand celebration hosted in the storied Champagne Bar, featuring live music, dancing, decadent food and endless bubbly. This is after all, the holiday that started it all for the historic oceanfront club.

Raise a glass at The Surf Club

Soak in the season in Nevis

Unite with your loved ones for a laid-back, Caribbean-style holiday in a sprawling private villa at Four Seasons Private Retreats Nevis. Trade snow and ice for snorkels and sails as you relax on a private catamaran during an afternoon on the water. The accommodations here were made for family vacations, with private homes ranging from one to seven bedrooms organized into six exclusive Private Retreats neighbourhoods. And this year, getting to Nevis is even easier with the new JetBlue route that will fly from New York (JFK) to St. Kitts (SKB) three times a week, starting in November. Once you arrive, settle in and let your Private Retreat Ambassador take care of all the details – from your arrival to your departure, with exclusive experiences for you and your guests in between. Dive into your private pool for a morning swim, or head to nearby Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies, for easy access to outstanding restaurants, championship golf, gingerbread-trimmed beach cottages and a serene spa. Otherwise, when you stay in a villa or residence, everything comes to you. Celebrate the season with in-villa holiday movie nights, a family-friendly baking class and a traditional festive dinner prepared just the way you like it.

Join the festivities in Nevis

Celebrate with après-ski in Jackson Hole

Discover a winter wonderland at Four Seasons Private Retreats Jackson Hole: Enjoy easy access to the ski slopes, glimpse the area’s wildlife during a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge, or learn how to mush your own team of sled dogs. After an adventure-filled day in the snow, kick off your boots and gather around a blazing fire with friends and family in your spacious living room – each residence boasts the charm of a rustic mountain lodge with space for everyone. For a festive après-ski treat, head to Fahrenheit Forty-Seven, a stylish heated dome that offers champagne, canapés and panoramic slope-side views. Or gather everyone together for an unforgettable evening beneath Wyoming’s clear night skies with a private stargazing experience, followed by a catered dinner prepared by the in-residence chef.

Toast your time in Jackson Hole

Gather with family in Vail

There’s room for everyone at Four Seasons Private Retreats Vail. One- to six-bedroom Private Residences offer enough space for everyone to stretch out, plus space to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Enjoy panoramic views of Vail Mountain from your private balcony, unwind after a day on the slopes in the courtyard with its heated outdoor pool, prepare a family meal in your fully equipped kitchen – or have it prepared for you. With a dedicated Private Residences team on hand to take care of everything – such as dinner reservations, local experiences and in-residence custom ski fittings – you can make the most of your time together. We can’t imagine a cozier way to spend New Year’s Eve than gathered around the fireplace while enjoying snacks in a kitchen pre-stocked with all your family’s favourites.

Celebrate the season in Vail

Indulge your festive spirit in London

With bustling shops, twinkling lights and plenty of holiday décor to greet visitors, London goes all out for the holidays.  At Four Seasons Private Retreats London at Ten Trinity Square, you’re perfectly positioned to immerse yourself in the festivities. Explore the city’s famed Christmas markets, take a twirl on the ice at a skating rink, attend a holiday performance or rediscover popular landmarks, decked out for the season. The Residences Concierge can arrange exclusive access to historic sites like the Tower of London, and make reservations for you at the city’s top restaurants. The celebration continues at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, where Rotunda Bar & Lounge is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with festive menus, and Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s Michelin-starred flagship, La Dame de Pic London, offers Pic’s signature French cuisine with a holiday twist. Your open-concept residence offers a private entrance and dedicated elevator, making it easy to come and go as you please, and with one to three bedrooms there is room for the entire family to gather.

Join the celebration in London

Have the beach to yourself on Desroches Island

If it’s privacy you’re after, head to Four Seasons Private Retreats Seychelles at Desroches Island, where your residence villa will make you feel you have the whole island to yourself. Start your day with sunrise yoga on the beach or a swim in your villa’s private pool, then set out for a day on the water – 14 world-class dive sites surround the island, and Tropicsurf experts are on hand for lessons – and waves – for all levels. If you’d prefer to paddle, kayaks are provided for every residence. Return home for a sunset feast prepared by a chef in your well-stocked kitchen, and then raise a toast together under a blanket of stars. With two- to five-bedroom floor plans available, you can be sure there’s room for everyone. Throughout the festive season, kids will love getting in on the festivities organized by the Kids For All Seasons program, such as cookie decorating and a themed scavenger hunt, as well as meeting the Aldabra giant tortoises who also call this island home. Be sure to pack your best beach-wear for an exclusive New Year’s Eve party on the private runway at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, complete with live music, cozy seating, pop-up bars and a countdown to midnight and the new year.

Plan your stay on Desroches Island

Trade snow for sun in Mauritius

Spend the holidays in a spacious villa tucked into your own tropical garden sanctuary at Four Seasons Private Retreats Mauritius at Anahita. Wake up to breakfast laid out on your private patio, then set off by boat to a secluded cove at nearby Île aux Cerfs to swim in the turquoise lagoon. On land, tee off with the family at Anahita Golf Club or Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club. Return to your villa for a dip in your private pool or to share a meal with loved ones in your generously appointed dining room – the resident chef is available to prepare popular Mauritian dishes in your fully equipped kitchen. For a romantic dinner for two, let your Concierge arrange a meal in the wine cellar, with pairings from the sommelier. Travelling with children? They’ll love participating in all the festivities happening at the Resort.

Spend the holidays in Mauritius

Find serenity in Kyoto

The residences at Four Seasons Private Retreats Kyoto were carefully designed to maximize kutsurogi, the Japanese art of relaxation. Discover your own tranquil haven in the heart of historic Kyoto. For a contrast with the buzz of the holiday season, your residence offers the freedom and flexibility of a private home, with the best of Kyoto right outside your front door. Spend your days exploring the colourful streets of the Temple District, then come back to enjoy exceptional sushi at Sushi Wakon – and be sure to attend a traditional tea ceremony by the 800-year-old Shakusui-en pond garden. Looking for the perfect place to host a holiday feast? The Hotel team can prepare all the ingredients you need for your favourite dishes and deliver them directly to your residence’s gourmet kitchen for you to assemble and serve just as you would at home. You can also make the most of your time together with a one-of-a-kind, exclusive experience: a geisha-hosted private bar at the Tea House, where Maiko and Geiko perform traditional Japanese dances and music for up to four guests.

Enjoy your time in Kyoto


Where will you spend the festive season?

Kyoto lanterns